VAN NUYS, CA – Next weekend, over 400 middle and high school students from schools throughout LA will be congregated at Birmingham High School. From 9:00a.m. on Saturday, June 4th till 9:00a.m. Sunday, June 5th, students will be taking turns walking the school track for 24 hours straight as part of community service outreach efforts for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Students, all members of After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles have worked for months fundraising for the cause.
Founded by Governor Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is a leading after-school program provider whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through after-school activities centered around health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. ASAS-LA brings innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programs to K-12 students that contribute to reducing drug use, crime and violence; while increasing their safety during the after school hours. The organization serves 11,000 students at 25 schools located in disadvantaged areas throughout LA County, including four schools in the Valley. Kobe Bryant is an ASAS-LA Program Ambassador.
The organization serves four schools in the Valley.
ASAS-LA’s acclaimed leadership & community service program, The Entourage, is dedicated to helping young people understand the practical definition of leadership and the process of identifying and electing leaders for the betterment of their schools and own communities. The program is rooted in the development of leadership through personal discipline and service to the community.
For the past semester, students have worked with the American Cancer Society learning about cancer patients, survivors and also about the loved ones of those who have passed. Students have held raffles, school events and outreached to their own communities, fundraising for the cause.
Next weekend, it will be a camp-like atmosphere on the Birmingham High School track grounds (located at: 6435 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91406) as hundreds of students walk the track for 24 hours straight. They will be supervised by ASAS-LA staff and chaperones.
For more information on After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles and the Relay for Life please visit: www.la-allstars.org.